The CLA, which represents farmers, landowners and rural businesses, held its annual Big Breakfast on the opening day of the Royal Three Counties Show on Friday, 14 June where a record 260 guests enjoyed full, locally sourced breakfast to prepare them for a busy day at this major show.
After hearing from CLA Deputy President Mark Bridgeman about CLA Lobbying work to address issues affecting rural communities, we heard from key speaker, Harper Adams University Vice Chancellor David Llewelyn, who gave an informed and thought-provoking look at how we need to address the skills needs of the future, including removing barriers to new technology so farm innovation can thrive.
Lucie Hammond of Hazlewoods said: "Hazlewoods are delighted to be one of the sponsors of the CLA Big Breakfast at the Royal Three Counties Show. The event this year was excellent and David Llewellyn gave an inspirational speech on the future of agriculture, including the significant research and development in specialist technology which will help shape the future of farming. We thoroughly enjoyed the morning and it was great to see so many people there supporting the event."
Handelsbanken's Andy Smith added: "The event rather cheered us all up on a rather wet June morning. Well organised and very well attended, the Handelsbanken team really enjoyed the event and made some good new contacts."
Photo shows speakers and sponsors - Back L to R: CLA Midlands Director Mark Riches, Bill Wiggin MP, CLA Deputy President Mark Bridgeman, Harper Adams University Vice Chancellor David Llewellyn, CLA Director General Sarah Hendry. Front: Andrew Grant; Lucie Hammond, Hazlewoods; Esther Sterling, HCR Law; Anthea McIntyre MEP; Andy Smith, Handelsbanken.